The Learning Organization Revisited
Peter Senge’s best seller, “The Fifth Discipline” introduced the premise of the learning organization. His approach was nothing short of groundbreaking and gave a new focus to OD practice. Although many saw the importance of creating a learning organization, they also found it challenging to implement. Two professors at Harvard Business School are tacking this issue with renewed vigor. Watch their video
take their Learning Organization Survey to test how well your organization is doing. Their survey is also a fine example of an OD assessment tool. If time allows, read their article which discusses their survey and its uses. What are your thoughts about learning organizations? How might organizations reinforce the building blocks of the learning organization (supportive learning environment, learning processes and practices, and leadership that supports learning)?